Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved (concrete or asphalt surfaces) or unpaved (grass, earth, sand, or gravel surfaces) but may include closed or abandoned installations. Airports or airfields that are no longer recognizable (overgrown, no facilities, etc.) are not included. Note that not all airports have accommodations for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Airports map
The Story Behind The World's Emptiest International Airport
Forbes - 5/28/2016 5:47:27 PM
It was long understood that Sri Lanka needed a second international airport. Traffic through Colombo was getting too heavy and the country was in the active ... a massive conference center, a world-class cricket stadium, housing developments, and a hotel ...
Anti BDS Gift Box, The Safest Airport in the World And More – This Week from the Startup Nation
Jewish Journal - 5/30/2016 8:15:24 PM
In recent years we witness ostracism by movements and countries which result in boycotting ... Airport to understand what it does differently. The airport, considered one of the safest in the world, has layers of security, only partially visible to the ...
Ben Gurion: the world's most secure airport?
WYFF 4 - 5/28/2016 1:44:04 PM
The airport, considered one of the safest in the world, has layers of security ... Next month, Ben Gurion airport will host visitors from 40 different countries to discuss airport security, officials say. Interest in Israeli airport security has grown ...
Airman defended his country by never dropping a bomb
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/29/2016 11:55:31 AM
Mitchell Higginbotham never bombed an enemy position in World War II. But he struck a blow for freedom just the same. “He was a patriot who wanted to defend his country,” said Michael ... at the Greater Pittsburgh Airport and joined the Urban League.
China to have 500 airports by 2020
Money Control - 5/18/2016 12:01:24 PM
According to a guideline issued by China's central cabinet, the country will have more than 500 general aviation airports in a number of places, including major agricultural and forest regions and over 50 percent of five scenic tourist spots by 2020.
World War II hero from Cambria County gets the 'ultimate tribute' at airport
tribdem.com - 5/28/2016 11:02:25 PM
Johnstown Municipal Airport, which bordered Sunnehanna Country Club and was located on the old Stutzman Farm, was officially dedicated on July 17, 1929. It has taken a year longer than expected, but the a local group expects to have a scale replica World ...
Wait, What Wait? Folks Flying Through TSA Lines at DFW Airport
gosporttimes.com - 5/29/2016 5:50:26 AM
Budget cuts have helped to create long lines at airports around the country, and normally tranquil Will Rogers World Airport could soon find itself in the mix. Friday and Saturday are expected to be the busiest days and on Sunday OIA says more than 130,000 ...
Bomb-sniffing dogs help speed up airport security lines
CBS News - 5/30/2016 7:03:49 PM
At some of the busiest airports, bomb-sniffing dogs are helping to speed up ... and then serve for about eight years. But as demand around the world has increased, U.S. law enforcement has seen the market for available dogs tighten. Doctor Cindy Otto ...
6 European Countries, 9 Days, 0 Planes
New York Times - 5/28/2016 10:59:26 AM
visiting six countries. We saw nine museums, sang on a live television show, went on three walking tours and lingered over glasses of red wine while hurtling past grassy hills in the moonlight. And once we started our trip, we never stood in an airport ...
Computer failure causes delays at JFK Airport
KION 46 Central Coast News - 5/30/2016 6:17:53 AM
The country's busiest airports and U.S. airlines have been warning federal lawmakers and the TSA for months about security-screening bottlenecks this summer, but the delays have come earlier than expected. More passengers, fewer screeners and people ...
Global airport trade group opposes new checkpoints after attacks
Reuters - 5/28/2016 12:36:40 AM
The U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last week discussed creating a new standard that could push countries to come up with security rules for public sections of airports. Security in these so-called landside areas is run by a ...
Pakistan In The US, The US In Pakistan: Self-denial Is Biggest Threat To World Peace -OpEd
Eurasia Review - 5/30/2016 3:47:34 AM
Indeed, Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world which believes in good terrorists (who attack ... He said he was in the control room near the international airport in Karachi from where Lakhavi was directing the attackers. He also said that ...
Germany Keeps Finding World War II-Era Bombs
The Atlantic - 5/28/2016 11:59:41 PM
Bomb-disposal technicians have discovered and defused a World War II-era bomb at the airport in the German city of Hannover ... and other munitions throughout the country. Allied countries dropped nearly 2.7 million tons of bombs during the war.
Moody staff, incomprehensible signs and a hub that's like a 'Third World country': Are these the most hated airports in the world?
Daily Mail - 4/22/2015 4:04:23 PM
The airport was once likened to a 'third world country' by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden. The 2014 Guide to Sleeping at Airports named the Pakistan airport as the very worst after tourists were asked to rate their airport experiences based on comfort ...
Painful backups begin at airports
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 5/29/2016 10:54:04 PM
Allegheny County Airport Authority spokesman Bob Kerlik said. Memorial Day weekend has been busy, he said, “but we haven't seen unusually long lines that you're seeing in other parts of the country.” On a weekend more known for picnics in the park and ...